• Dr. Boris Begović

    Dr. Boris Begović

    Emeritus Professor of Economics, School of Law, University of Belgrade

    Boris Begovic (born 1956) is a retired professor of economics at the School of Law, University of Belgrade, and a senior fellow at the Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies (CLDS) in Belgrade, Serbia. He received his education at the University of Belgrade, the London School of Economics, and the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Belgrade Law Review. His expertise encompasses economic analysis of law, political economy, economic growth, financial sector economics, and the economics of religion. In recent years, he has focused on economic history, particularly the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century in Europe. He has published several papers that link economic findings with insights from the literature of F.M. Dostoevsky. Additionally, he regularly publishes short stories in Serbian literary journals.

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Church Life and Pastoral Care

Economists vs. F.M. Dostoyevsky

It was Garry S. Becker who, in his seminal 1968 paper, introduced economics to the area of crime and punishment. Academic economists, who disagree among themselves about so many issues, concur about crime and punishment. Out of four main universally accepted motives of punishment (retribution, incapacitation, rehabilitation [i.e., resocialization], and deterrence), economists agree that deterrence...
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Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

Must Orthodoxy Be a Barrier to Liberal Democracy?

It is obvious that the fall of communism made the Orthodox face issues regarding democratic secularism. By secularism, I mean not the decline-of-religion meaning, which has been completely discredited, but secularism understood as pluralism, according to Aristotle Papanikolaou, as he defined it rece... Read more.
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